London Attractions for Artistic People

Looking for the best art gallery city? Well, you can’t go wrong with London. If you are a first-time visitor or you are undecided on how to spend your time in London, these ideas might help provide inspiration and help you save money.

What to see in London for free

There are lots of places to see in London that are free or might cost only a few pounds, but for a few unmissable sights such as the Tower of London, you’ll have to stretch your spending budget a little further.

Central London is a must see – Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and also the London Eye are possible to visit through a morning’s walk.

Of course, if you want to tour Westminster Abbey, go to Buckingham Palace or get on the London Eye, you’ll have to allocate more time and money.

London’s museums

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Most of London’s best museums are free to visit, but because of the large number of displays, it is not possible to see everything in one visit.

Invest some time at the British Museum and check out the Museum of London. The dinosaur displays, complete with lifetime sized roaring T- Rex, at the Natural History Museum, is impressive too. But if you’re passionately artistic, then make sure to allocate a large chunk of time to see the world’s best museum of decorative arts, the Victoria and also Albert Museum.

Every one of those London Museums are free to enter. The great news is that these only scratch the surface of the ocean of free museums in London.

London Galleries

Did you know? You can see over 2, 300 masterpieces at no cost at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square and also at the nearby, National Portrait Gallery you can explore over 160, 000 portraits from the 16th century to the present day.

A fantastic assortment of International modern and modern artwork can be seen at Tate Modern, Bankside, London while Tate Britain, Millbank, London houses British art from 1500 to the present day. There are many more galleries to visit in London, and several won’t charge you to enter.

Whenever you tire of walking around London and would like a break, London has many lovely parks such as Regent’s Park, where you might get inspired to create your own artistry.

Arts and Crafts Travel

The Death of Traditional Crafts

They say women are the backbone of the arts and crafts movements. Well, most of my friends who are good at crafts are indeed women although I have lots of artistic friends who are men.

Arts and crafts exist anywhere, from the Americas to the Pacific and everywhere in between. India is well-known for their wide range of cultural exhibits. European art began to show the impact of the expanding culture in the 19th century.

Changing traditional art and craft forms

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Traditional art forms are changing due to technology, which has evolved in recent years. But “art” is still considered activities that involve some type of ability, or even a dedication to a certain object and heritage.

Although every culture on earth has a different idea of heritage, there’s a universal recognition of the meaning of art and crafts.

Are traditional crafts dead?

Traditional crafts were often passed down from mother to daughter. In the past, when men were considered the breadwinners, women would bury themselves in learning crafts and producing art.

How times have changed. These days, more women than ever are pursuing careers in a wide range of disciplines. So, the time to focus on artistic endeavors has greatly diminished.

While the development of traditional crafts might be under threat, I think there are lots of women (and men) who are still passionate about continuing the legacy of their forebears.